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15 December 2016

Ways You Can Relieve Tooth Sensitivity

Do you sip your coffee and feel shooting pain in your teeth? Your problem is tooth sensitivity, often caused by habits such as chewing on ice and aggressive brushing.

Key takeaways:

  • Brush your teeth gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush twice every day. You should use short strikes following the up and down movement.
  • Rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwash after brushing to protect teeth from cavities and tooth decay.
  • Stay away from highly acidic foods and drinks such as citrus fruits and citrus fruit-based juices that will cause enamel erosion leading to sensitive teeth and tooth decay.

If you have severely sensitive teeth, you might want to consider an in-office dental treatment. Gel fluoride treatments (available in higher concentrations than you’d find in over-the-counter products), crowns, inlays, or bonding can all help cover sensitive areas on your teeth, the ADA says.

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